Network Engineer

Swinburne University of Technology

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Fixed Term for 1 year, full time position in a central Hawthorn location, but may require travel to outer campus to provide support.

About the Role 
Join our dynamic Information Technology department at Swinburne University as a Network Engineer. In this role, you will play a crucial part in providing high-level engineering support for our local and wide area network infrastructure, as well as our Wireless and Voice over IP infrastructure. Responsibilities include installing, configuring, and managing network equipment, analyzing and diagnosing complex network problems, and ensuring network integrity and performance.

As a key member of our team, you will work on complex networking projects, collaborate with various IT and University staff, and evaluate new technologies to enhance our network infrastructure. This role offers the opportunity to be a thought leader, driving innovation and transformation within the University.

If you are a tech-savvy individual with a passion for customer service and a commitment to excellence, we want to hear from you! Join Swinburne IT and be part of a team that is dedicated to maximizing technology investments and delivering real value to the University. Apply now and be a part of our exciting journey towards achieving our 2025 Strategic Plan.

For more information about this role, please see the Position Description at the bottom of the page.


About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 

  • Substantial experience in the design and management of large multi-site computer networks.
  • Substantial experience with the installation, configuration and ongoing maintenance and upgrading of Cisco network routers, switches, and other network hardware. 
  • Experience with the installation, configuration and ongoing maintenance of Cisco Voice over IP and Microsoft Teams telephony and collaboration systems.
  • Experience with the installation, configuration and ongoing support of, microwave communications links, SIP trunks and associated technology.
  • Experience in a heterogeneous network environment, including Linux and Windows. The ability to analyse and identify server/network problems is essential. 



  • A degree level qualification in information technology, information systems, or equivalent
  • Related industry certification (CCNP, CCIE), and/or equivalent experience

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne is a research-intensive dual sector university of technology. With our strategic plan, Horizon 2025, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of technology, of innovation and of entrepreneurship; and, we’re proud of it! We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education, research, and innovation so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots is underpinned by our values, where our people are empowered to work together to build a better future. 

To Apply
Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position. 

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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For more information about this role, please contact Eve at

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on

Applications Close: Tuesday March 5th 2024 at 11pm

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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